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World’s major climate agencies confirm 2016 as hottest year on record

delicate arch trail, us
Delicate arch trail, US

Last year was the warmest year in recorded history, scientists confirmed today. With global temperatures topping 1°C above preindustrial times, the world has now experienced three consecutive record-warm years for the first time since records began

January 19, 2017 — The long-term warming trend from greenhouse gas emissions received an extra boost from the tail-end of a strong El Niño but 2016 would have been a record even without it, say scientists. Continue reading World’s major climate agencies confirm 2016 as hottest year on record

2016 hottest year ever recorded and scientists say human activity to blame

el niño climate phenomenon helped ramp up temperatures to “shocking” levels
The natural El Niño climate phenomenon helped ramp up temperatures to “shocking” levels in early 2016. Photograph: P B Verma/Barcroft Image
  • Final data confirms record-breaking temperatures for third year in a row
  • Earth has not been this warm for 115,000 years

January 18, 2017 — 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change.  Continue reading 2016 hottest year ever recorded and scientists say human activity to blame